I Couldn't Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us
I Couldn't Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us
An Oral History of the Attacks Against the Students of Ayotzinapa
Foreword by Ariel Dorfman





"Chosen one of the Best Books of 2017 by Publishers Weekly"
Oct 27, 2017

"Journalist Gibler's investigative prowess yields a book that uses a chorus of voices—eyewitness accounts of the students and others at the scene—to add depth and clarity to the Sept. 26, 2014, massacre of students in the city of Iguala, Mexico, that left six people dead, 40 wounded, and 43 students missing who have yet to be seen since. It's an unforgettable reconstruction of a national tragedy."—Publishers Weekly, Best of 2017, Nonfiction


Publishers Weekly
Sep 11, 2017

"Journalist Gibler delivers a meticulous and affecting recreation of the events of Sept. 26, 2014, in Iguala, Mexico, when police attacked five buses carrying students from the Ayotzinapa Teachers' College and a youth soccer team. . . . It’s a heartbreaking reconstruction of a horrific event, made all the more profound by the persistent demand from the parents of the disappeared, their classmates, and citizens across country for the safe return of the students."—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review


Booklist
Oct 15, 2017

 "This is an essential work of exacting, caring, and memorializing reportage."—Booklist, Starred Review


Kirkus Reviews
Oct 1, 2017

"An oral history of one horrific night when busloads of unarmed students were attacked by local Mexican police. . . . cumulatively very moving."—Kirkus Reviews


"John Gibler discusses Aytozinapa case with Upside Down World and NACLA"
Sep 26, 2017

John Gibler discusses Aytozinapa case with Upside Down World and NACLA.


"'I Couldn't Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us' used as a primary source for interactive platform"

John Gibler's book is a key primary source for an investigation into the attacks against the students by London-based Forensic Architecture.


"The Intercept credits John Gibler for Forensic Architecture's interactive platform"
Sep 7, 2017

The Intercept discusses Forensic Archticture's interactive platform and credits John Gibler's book, I Couldn't Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us.


"Wired credits John Gibler for Forensic Architecture's interactive platform"
Sep 7, 2017

Wired discusses Forensic Architecture's interactive platform and credits John Gibler's book, I Couldn't Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us.


Op-ed by Francisco Goldman in "The New York Times"
Jun 29, 2017

"As the journalist John Gibler recently remarked, in Mexico 'It's infinitely more dangerous to report on an assassination than it is to commit it.' The latest proof is the killing of Javier Valdez, one of Mexico's most admired journalists."—Francisco Goldman